NARREC has facilities to accommodate many bird species
- the most commonly encountered distressed wildlife in Namibia.
NARREC will assist in directing the finder of a distressed animal
to the best organization.
Birds of prey: NARREC
Parrots: NARREC for indigenous birds and in collaboration
with dedicated aviculturalists for exotic cage birds.
Garden Birds: NARREC and Sonya Bartlowski in Windhoek.
Sea Birds: Directed to the Penguin Rescue Center
Tortoises: Often confiscated by the Ministry of
Environment and Tourism. Tortoises are victims of being kept in
captivity by people who know little about their needs nor the regulation
to prevent captive breeding. NARREC has assisted 100s of confiscated
tortoises and together with Dr Peter Cunningham and the Polytechnic
of Namibia conducted research into their adaptation into nature.
Captive tortoises should not be released on any farm in Namibia
as many of these captive animals have been moved 100s even 1000s
of kilometers from the natal site and many carry parasite loads
that should be treated before release.
Monitor Lizards: Commonly found in urban areas
trapped in fenced yards. NARREC assists the City of Windhoek and
Ministry of Environment and Tourism in the capture and relocation
of Monitor Lizards.
Porcupines are commonly found in urban areas and
may enter gardens through the water drainage pipes especially in
the dry winter months. They are occasionally found caught in snares.
NARREC assists the City of Windhoek and the SPCA relocation of porcupines.
Small mammals include the Ground Squirrels, Yellow Mongoose
and occasional others are uncommonly brought to NARREC where our
food resources and facilities can accommodate them for rearing or
Surricates continue to be
misplaced as “pets”. NARREC has facilitated the creation
of 3 family groups that have been returned to natural living. Together
with the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate Veterinary Services,
the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Permit Office, the City
of Windhoek, Health Department and the SPCA an attempt at controlling
the ongoing cruelty to these animals has been made. Cruelty to surricates
includes caging of these animals and keeping of single animals.
Bats Bats can be assisted and unethical
pesticide applications that kill bats can be investigated.
NARREC and Information concerning wild animals:
A center-based program is offered to formal learner groups of all
A visit to NARREC is both informative and recreational for casual
A number of attractive and informative resources are available see